This year’s High Holy Days will feature the introduction of a new mahzor (High Holy Day Prayer Book) for our community, Mahzor Lev Shalem. Published by the Rabbinical Assembly in 2010, and the precursor to the red Siddur Lev Shalem that we recently began using here at Shearith for Shabbat and festivals, this mahzor includes explanations of prayers, alternative prayers, readings, and meditations, and adds the transliteration of most of the prayers we will sing together as a community. We are excited to be using this mahzor in all three of our locations and believe this will make the service much more accessible and engaging for all participants in the congregation. We are extremely grateful to Iris and Dennis Topletz and Vicki Topletz for providing us with the gift of these mahzorim for our community.
The High Holy Day period is an important gateway back into the program year and into involvement with our congregation. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to reconnect with longtime friends, make new ones, recharge your spiritual batteries, and engage both your mind and your heart Jewishly. We have an amazing year ahead already in the works, with programs, Shabbat services, and outreach initiatives aimed at every demographic in our congregational family. Over the course of the summer and into the fall, please watch for offerings that speak to you and come be a part of our efforts. There is so much to be excited about here in our Shearith community
High Holy Day Forms